Install on WebRick/Mongrel don't work

I have always worked with Rails on Ubuntu but now I am forced to use Windows 7. So I was wondering if it possible to use Windows 7 as the OS for development. Is it?

I installed all the required bits but now I am struggeling to get WebRick and/or Mongrell working.

It seems to start fine but fails to serve any requests. The page just start to load for a long time and ends with timeout.

D:\wcs\crc4d>ruby script/server => Booting Mongrel => Rails 2.3.11 application starting on => Call with -d to detach => Ctrl-C to shutdown server

I expected WebRick/Mongrel to start serving requests at http://localhost:3000 with that command but nothing seems to be happening.

Can it be done?

RubyGems: 1.3.7 ruby 1.8.7 (2011-12-28 patchlevel 357) [i386-mingw32] Rails 2.3.11

actionmailer (2.3.11) actionpack (2.3.11) activerecord (2.3.11) activeresource (2.3.11) activesupport (2.3.11) cgi_multipart_eof_fix (2.5.0) gem_plugin (0.2.3) i18n (0.4.2) mongrel (1.1.5 x86-mingw32) mysql (2.8.1 x86-mingw32) mysql2 (0.2.6 x86-mingw32) rack (1.1.3, 1.1.1) rails (2.3.11) rake (0.8.7)

I believe that railsinstaller may be the best way if you have to develop in windows. Better though (IMHO) would be to run a Ubuntu VM in virtualbox or vmware and develop there.

If you have to run a *production* rails server on windows then life could be difficult I believe.